Meanwhile, as the teachers and Hermione persisted in reminding them, the OWLs were drawing ever nearer.
’You seem really down lately,’ Ginny persisted.
’But why,’ Hermione persisted, ’why on earth would Voldemort want to use Sirius to get the weapon, or whatever the thing is?
He and Ron spent much of Sunday catching up with all their homework again, and although this could hardly be called fun, the last burst of autumn sunshine persisted, so rather than sitting hunched over tables in the common room they took their work outside and lounged in the shade of a large beech tree on the edge of the lake.
Hermione’s bad mood persisted for most of the weekend, though Harry and Ron found it quite easy to ignore as they spent most of Saturday and Sunday revising for Potions on Monday, the exam which Harry had been looking forward to least — and which he was sure would be the downfall of his ambitions to become an Auror.
It’s what I’d’ve done,’ persisted Kingsley, ’specially with the Daily Prophet having a go at him every few days…" Harry did not look round; he did not want Lupin or Kingsley to know he had heard.
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The child persisted in asking questions despite my obvious desire to be left alone.
We expect the conditions to persist into next year.